MAKES: 1 drink
Here's what to make when you wish your Irish coffee were a little more Italian. Amaro means "bitter" in Italian, and the liqueur is often served after dinner as a digestif. There are many varieties of Amaro; the one suggested for this drink hails from Calabria and has a sweet and spicy character perfect for the coffee.
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 dashes anise extract
- 2 ounces hot, freshly made espresso
- 3/4 ounce Vecchio Amaro del Capo
- 3/4 ounce aged rum
Whisk together the heavy cream and anise extract until viscous but not stiff.
Fill an Irish Coffee glass or other heat-proof glass with espresso, amaro and rum. Top with the whipped cream and serve.
Recipe by Tom Chadwick
Photo by G. Giraldo
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